PBS NewsHour Weekend Previous Broadcasts

Seoul Waste (Episode #676H)

KQED 9: Sun, Mar 19, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Approximately one-third of all the food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Globally, that adds up to 1.3 billion tons of food a year. But South Korea uses an approach that has made the nation a world leader in food waste recycling. NewsHour Weekend's Mori Rothman has the story.

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  • KQED World: Sun, Mar 19, 2017 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Mar 19, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Newtown's Aftermath (Episode #675H)

KQED 9: Sat, Mar 18, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

A new documentary called "Newtown" explores the aftermath of the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, which claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults. The film is a story about resilience, weaving together experiences of parents and others affected by the tragedy, and will premiere April 3 on the PBS program Independent Lens. NewsHour Weekend's Saskia de Melker sat down with the film's director, Kim Snyder, to talk about it.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Mar 18, 2017 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Mar 18, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Presidential Secrets (Episode #674H)

KQED 9: Sun, Mar 12, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

After the attacks of September 11, 2001, a wave of secret government actions have taken place, raising questions over why so much seemingly innocuous information is stamped secret or classified by federal authorities. But secrecy has been a part of American governance since the Constitutional Convention, a tactic employed by presidents to protect their powers and, at times, to exploit it. In a new book, called "Presidents' Secrets: The Use and Abuse of Hidden Power," author Mary Graham explores the origins and growth of government secrecy. NewsHour Weekend's Christopher Booker sat down with her to talk about the challenges of secrecy and transparency in the digital age.

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  • KQED World: Sun, Mar 12, 2017 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Mar 12, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Encounters with the Islamic State (Episode #673H)

KQED 9: Sat, Mar 11, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Since the United States shifted its counterterrorism focus from al-Qaida to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, federal charges of assisting or trying to join ISIS have been brought against more than 125 individuals. The charges have been levied mostly on American citizens, half of whom allegedly traveled or attempted travel overseas to join the fight with ISIS. In a new book about ISIS called "The Way of Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State," author and Atlantic Magazine national correspondent Graeme Wood met dozens of ISIS supporters and captured why people join the group. NewsHour Weekend's Phil Hirschkorn reports.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Mar 11, 2017 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Mar 11, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Harriet Tubman National Historical Park (Episode #672H)

KQED 9: Sun, Mar 5, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Harriet Tubman earned a place in U.S. history for her work during the 19th century, ushering slaves to freedom through the Underground Railroad. As more attention is being paid to Tubman -- her image chosen to appear on the front of the $20 bill, two films being made about her life -- the property where she resided for the last half of her life has been designated as the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park. The park, in the central New York town of Auburn, includes her home, her church and the Harriet Tubman Home for the Aged, which she founded to care for elderly African-Americans. NewsHour Weekend Correspondent Megan Thompson reports.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Mar 5, 2017 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Mar 5, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

The Future of Cities (Episode #671H)

KQED 9: Sat, Mar 4, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Today, there are 31 mega-cities with more than 10 million people spread across the globe in places like Tokyo, Delhi, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, and Cairo. By 2030, the United Nations predicts that number will grow to 41. As the number of city dwellers rises, so do problems like overcrowding, pollution, housing shortages and aging infrastructure. In his new online mini-documentary, "The Future of Cities," filmmaker Oscar Boyson explores what governments, communities and everyday people are doing to make their increasingly dense urban areas sustainable. An army of citizen videographers provided most of Boyson's footage, and the film is approaching a million views. NewsHour Weekend Correspondent Ivette Feliciano reports.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Mar 4, 2017 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Mar 4, 2017 -- 5:30 PM
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